Local Lad Lays Down Claim To Start At Sunderland

Paul Dummett came on for Steven Taylor in the first game of the season at the Etihad Stadium in August, and he came on yesterday after Mapou Yanga=Mbiwa was sent off –  again  just before half time – and in both games Paul was one of Newcastle’s best players.

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Paul Dummett – very good game yesterday

So the local lad not only played well yesterday against Liverpool, this time in central defense, but he scored a good opportunist goal from an excellent Yohan Cabaye free kick.

So yesterday after the game, which gave Newcastle fans a huge lift, we were hoping Paul would be given his chance in the important game at the Stadium of Light next Sunday afternoon, but it looks as though that may not happen.

This is what Alan Pardew said in the local papers today:

“I enjoyed Dummy’s goal, even the bunny-hop at the end. He’ll get teased for that.”  “It’s great for our Academy because he has got in front of some seriously good players.”

“We had a lucky break in that Mike Williamson didn’t train so Dummy worked beside Mapou on Friday, so he was ready.”  “Steven Taylor was touch and go to be available today and I cannot imagine that he won’t be roaring on Monday morning, ready to play.”

“He will get the nod over Paul because you need experience more than anything in the derby.” “But if Steven or Willo gets a knock, I’ll turn to Paul with no problem.”

“He showed today against the toughest of opposition that he is more than capable.”

That’s a pity Paul will not be given his chance at Sunderland if Steven Taylor is finally fit – we’d like to see Dummett get a run in the first team – because he looks good every time he plays for Newcastle – and here’s a defender who can actually score a goal from set plays – somthing Willo hasn’t yet managed in over 100 games for the Magpies.

And Davide Santon will be reminded to keep playing well, because any dip in form could see Paul coming in at left back.

Paul is certainly knocking at the door at the very least at Newcastle, and it’s great to see a local lad come through the Academy and push for a first team starting position.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Hemel Mag

    Oct 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost Ref how much Sports Direct pay for advertising:

    Ed, sorry mate BUT Dont lower yourself to spouting utter S**T

    I do not like Ashley and hate the way he runs our club. but the fact is he is the majority shareholder in Sports Direct. it’s also a fact that he has put nearly quarter of a BILLION ponds into the club. Yes some of it shows as debt on the balance sheet but at the end of the day – and listen carefully to this bit.
    As majority shareholder he could have taken that money out of SP as a dividend OR (god forbid) put it into a business that actually made a profit. SO
    Stop trying to be a Daily Mail journo and stop spouting sensationalist C**P cos if i had out that sort of money in damm right i’d be getting the name of the company that allowed me to invest in the first place, advertised!
    I know you have brains ed and love the blog, but i also know that you only write S**t stirring stuff like this to get the those that dont want to see the truth talking on your ad driven, money generating blog!

  • GeordieDan

    Oct 20, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2


    Spoken like a true tosser. Well done.

    If you don’t like what Ed writes then don’t read it-Then we wont have to read the bollox you spout in response.

    Sad little individuals like you that just come on here to snipe decent bloggers or in particular Ed because they have literally nowt better to do are the reason hardly any of the decent lads who used to get on here post anymore.

    Who gives a 5hit about your opinion when u talk like that? If u dont like what you see here then sod off SIMPLE.

    I NEVER post anymore coz theres nobody left decent here to discuss FOOTBALL with! But comments like yours just boil my piss and you deserved to be called out for it.

    Dont bother replying coz I’ve got no intention of arguing with trolls on here and you’ve wasted enough of my time already!

  • croftus5678

    Oct 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #3

    dummettcan take credit for a lot of players performances lately i think.

    dummett himself is looking solid defence wise aswell as going forward ans to me isperfect for any of the back four as cover now.
    i also think debuchy has upped his game as he doesnt want to be out done by a youngster.

    he’s inspired all the youngsters to improve and push for first team and i would be waiting for santon to have a bad game so i could purposly give dummett a good run in the team.

  • bills-son

    Oct 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Hemel Mag,

    Dead right, Ashley having bought the club, paid off the debt and given the club an interest free loan has every right to advertise SD at SJP – and for free if he wants.

    If Ashley was the devil in disguise out to bleed our club into mediocrity that so many fans claim there would have been 5000 in the march yesterday not 500 and protest calls would be ringing around the ground at matches.

    Ashley is nowhere near the worst owner in the Prem – and definitely not the worst ever owner of NUFC.

    This constant critical and biased nit picking of Ashley bores more fans than it finds favour with – as yesterday’s poor march turnout proved.

  • Douglas

    Oct 20, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #5


    isnt it time to write an article regarding Santon’s position at the club. We have two good left backs (Hiadara, Dummet) so he could either be sold to strengthen elsewhere or pushed furthrer forward (take Gutierez role).


  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    “He got the nod over some serious players.” – Colo was injured, Taylor was injured. He got the nod over no-one.

  • Sav

    Oct 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Stephen Taylor has more experience than Dummy.
    Trouble is, he doesn’t learn from it.
    Does Pardew’s remark mean Colo definitely won’t make it?


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